How to Stage Your Outdoor Space to Sell Your Home Faster

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Everyone loves the idea of indoor-outdoor living, even in climates where it’s only possible a few months out of the year. And when you’re selling a home, staging your outdoor space can be an important way to show off one of your home’s best features while attracting prospective buyers. Whether your property has a sweeping lawn or a small city … Read More

Redfin, Industry-Leading Venture Firms Pledge to Diversify Startup Boards

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Redfin is joining forces with venture capital firms in Seattle and Silicon Valley that are committing to diversify high-technology company boards. The venture firms will encourage new portfolio companies to recruit an independent, diverse board member within two years of institutional funding. We’ve already reported on a tripling in the rate of female board appointments to companies that have recently … Read More

Home Prices and Buyer Competition Hit New Highs in June as Inventory Drought Dragged into 21st Consecutive Month

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The median home sale price increased 7.3 percent from a year ago to $298,000 in June. This is the highest national median sale price recorded since we began keeping track in 2010. Despite record-high buyer demand during the busy spring market, sales only increased 1.9 percent compared to last year, constrained by a low supply of homes on the market. … Read More

A Newcomer’s Guide to Coffee in Seattle

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It wasn’t long after I stepped off the plane, unpacked my bags and settled into what would become my new home for the summer that I confidently declared, “I need a cup of coffee.” Fortunately for me, I was settling into what some had referenced as the coffee capital of the country: Seattle, Washington. Always a fan of the craft, … Read More

The Latest Trend in Interior Design: Japandi

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Image via domain.com.au Have you ever wondered what would happen if you threw together equal doses of Japanese and Scandinavian design? Apparently, you’re not alone. One of the hottest trends making big waves in the home décor arena, Japandi is a handsome amalgamation of two geographically distant yet stylistically akin design formulas. From soul-deep passion for minimalism and nature to no-frills … Read More

How to Get a Mortgage Without a Full-Time, Permanent Job

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Image via iStock The growing number of gig economy workers in this country may have the freedom to work whenever they want, and sometimes from wherever they want, but when it comes to buying a home, all of that freedom has its price. It turns out employees who have many part-time jobs, hop from one short-term contract or project to … Read More

Create a Summer-Ready Porch or Patio With These Swing Styles

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There’s something serene about walking onto your front porch or back patio with a glass of wine and a good book and perching yourself atop a pretty swing. Between the soothing swaying, beautiful design and nostalgic feel, there aren’t many things you need outside of that little moment. Porch swings have made a major comeback in recent years, with many … Read More

These Are the 12 Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers

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For whiskey dilettantes, there are few luxuries as gratifying as sipping a smooth, flavorful pour of their favorite barrel-born libation in a scenic setting. Whether you prefer your firewater neat, on the rocks or as part of a crafted concoction, we’ve rounded up the most beloved joints for enjoying a glass (or two) of whiskey from coast to coast. For … Read More

8 Trendy Living Room Color Combinations to Try

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There’s usually a lot going on in a living room, and not just in terms of activity. With all the furniture pieces, accessories and walls, it’s easy for things to get out of hand and look a bit muddled. Having a color scheme in mind will help guide you in your selections, resulting in a cohesive design that will look … Read More